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Grateful Dead Live at Omaha Civic Auditorium on 1978-07-05

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Grateful Dead Live at Omaha Civic Auditorium on 1978-07-05

Topics Live concert

Sugaree, Beat It On Down The Line, They Love Each Other, Looks Like Rain, Dire Wolf, It's All Over Now, Candyman, Lazy Lightning-> Supplication, Deal Samson & Delilah, Ship of Fools, Estimated Prophet-> Eyes Of The World-> Drums-> Wharf Rat-> Truckin'-> Iko Iko-> Around & Around

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Omaha Civic Auditorium
Location Omaha, NB

Source Audience Recording: Sony 54P's
Lineage AUD(Sony 54P's> Sony TC-158)> MC> C> DAT> CD
Taped by
Transferred by


AUD(Sony 54PÂs>Sony TC-158)>MC>C>DAT>CD; via Paul B; Seeded to Etree by T. Wiley


Reviewer: Wally Gator - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - February 26, 2012
Subject: l
Good sound plus a good show equals one great download.
Reviewer: JackStrawOmaha - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 6, 2011
Subject: My First Dead Show, I was There
My first GD live show, at the Civic Auditorium downtown, which seats about 10K people... only a few hundred people came to the show, and I was so disappointed for the Dead. People could move about freely, and audience tapers could set up easily anywhere they wanted, but the lack of bodies made the sound bright & bouncy as you can tell from this recording. I loved the show, and was hooked. That was 33 years ago today, and the GD never played Omaha again!
Reviewer: bekind627 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 22, 2010
Subject: good show
My parents were at this show and they are not all that good with computers so they have been bugging me to try and find this show because it was their favorite dead show because of 1:46 into ship of fools Someone throw a M-80
Reviewer: BamaDead - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 7, 2009
Subject: Beatles
I always thought TLEO was a Lennon-McCartney tune. Was surprised when I found out it wasn't. My favorite Jerry t-shirt was seen at a Howard Johnsons here. It had Bullwinkle pulling Jerry's head out of a hat, and the caption read "Gee, looks like I gotta get another hat." Guy said he got it for 25 cents in a bargain bin.
Reviewer: sizhla - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 18, 2008
Subject: Welp,
I'm only a few songs in, but...I'd say in terms of Jerry's Guitar work, this is the sickest TLEO, ever. Ever.
Reviewer: laptaper - favoritefavoritefavorite - May 24, 2007
Subject: Nice recording, but sharp
I might try a pitch fix on this. Otherwise, though, nice, clear source.
Reviewer: tullie - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 21, 2007
Subject: Oroboros
Simply have to hear this after reading a few reviews from this gentleman who may also be the taper, very well penned tales, confident of a five star experience after hearing the very beginning, absolutely decent sounding audience easily capable of capturing the expected magic. Almost contributed my story btw of meeting guys in the band, but was made exceptional not by exchanging hey nows with Bob, but by appearing to introduce him to Jaco Pastorious who I'd been tossin a couple back with and Bob was to be playing with him later with some local bay area fusion act during jerry's downturn in Aug 86. Not all that fascinating a tale though.
Reviewer: funboy41387 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 13, 2006
Subject: electric
this show has great energy from beguinning to end. awesome 1st set with the most intense LL>supplication i've ever heard, bobby sounds great...

i love keith's solos in TLEO from '78, this one is especially groovy and surly in a keith sort of way

it isn't perfect, but i think this show has even more charisma than both the following Red Rocks shows.
Reviewer: capn doubledose - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 11, 2005
Subject: 4 for the Estimated Prophet alone - LISTEN UP
Sizzling Sugaree and check out the monster Lazy Lightning>Supplication. First set packs a nice punch and has all the same licks of the Red Rocks run starting 2 days hence....

Set II has a blockbuster go off in SOF which sets up an incandescent Estimated - Folks this is one of the best if not the best I have heard from '78 no lie. The jam is ripping and goes on forever. For a mom there I could see the blue green lights and low spotlight on Jer then burts into a hot eyes. Bill and Mickey rock drums and sound just like Red Rocks with the wierd spaciness and sound effects. They never let up and Jerry steps right in with the wawa and flanger in an eery and fast jam. Great Wharf Rat and the HANDS DOWN BEST OF '78 TRUCKIN into a great Iko with a wailing Donna the crowd does not know what to make of this and thinks its NFA remember this had been played 8X since 5/15/77 St. Louis.

The sound is a not great audience so 4 is a stretch but listen closely this is a really good show and cannot understand why no one else has rated this. Not everyone may agree, but you should listen to more than one or two songs...
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